Dissent - Steel Toe Brewing
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2.73/5 rDev -30.7%
at republic uptown served in a pint glass with a thin finger of dark tan frothy head that leaves little lacing and breaks down rather rapidly. Brownish black in color. Aromas of rich dark chocolatey malt. Notes of rich toasted sugar as well. Flavor is rich dark toasted malt with characteristics of heavily roasted coffee. End note is a tad bitter from the dark malts. Medium bodied with a carbonation level a bit high that seems to bring out the lingering almost astringent aftertaste from the roasted malts. Overall a decent beer that could benefit from a little less in your face dark malt and better balance.
12-22-2012 00:06:54 | More by deebo
3.28/5 rDev -16.8%
Had this at the brewery this evening ontap. Very dark and good lacing in the pour. Smells ofnchocolat and lactose with a nice caramel inviting nose. Taste is balanced and a good export stout style. Very happy with this one compared to the Other export stouts available. Steel toe is a welcome addition to the area craft scene.
12-31-2011 03:06:34 | More by Penguin3200
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.4/5 rDev -13.7%
Pours a tan head. Color is black.
Aroma: chocolate. Coffee and roast. Lots of malts.
Taste: big roast and vanilla. Caramel and chocolate. Lots of coffee.
Mouthfeel: Roasted and smooth. Medium to full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry.
Overall, okay beer but pretty one dimensional.
06-10-2012 16:57:35 | More by mothman
3.45/5 rDev -12.4%
A: Very dark black appearance with a small amount of white head. Not very cloudy.
S: Has a small scent of coffee beans and a large amount of caramel scent to it along with a little but of nutmeg and cinnamon.
T: Very crisp, refreshing taste. It has a lot more of coffee flavor than the smell had to it. It leaves a bitter coffee flavor on my tongue and its difficult to taste anything else. I do get a little bit of a sugary taste in the beginning but the coffee is pretty overwhelming.
M: Good thick mouth feel along with a good crispness on the tongue
O: overall, this beer is alright. I think its just a little too coffee bean tasting and it could have had some other flavors come out and compliment the coffee flavor.
03-07-2012 01:32:29 | More by TVolt1
3.48/5 rDev -11.7%
Welcome to the scene, Steel Toe! Excited for this one. Bomber poured into 2 pint glasses.
The pour is light black (is there such a thing?) with a reasonable tan head.
The smell is a bit faint, but roast and a surprising smokiness are up front, with a little bit of molasses and a vaguely meaty boquet.
My wife took a sip and said "ewww....bacon beer", which is not a positive in her book, although she is strongly pro-bacon and pro-beer. Yes, there's something smokehouse going on, I pick up a bit more on the roast flavor, along with some mystery nuts and fruits. It's not an overpowering drink, but this was tried right after a beer with an in-your-face flavor profile - Supplication, so perhaps that's not fair.
I found the mouthfeel a bit thin and somewhat unsatisfying.
It's a fine beer, but beyond the clearly stoutesque pour, this is a beer stuck in purgatory between ale and stout, and doesn't seem clear what it wants to be. I'm not concerned, but it led to a confusing experience. I would buy it again but at this point would not take heroic measures to do so. I think it really needs to be tried on its own and then revisited
11-26-2011 16:47:47 | More by lurpy1
Dissent from Steel Toe Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.